Monthly Archives: September 2013

Shadow City

Gradually shifting and changing throughout the day, Shadow City by Netherlands-based designer Izabela Boloz, captures the movement of sunlight to cast fifty-two images based on Copenhagen’s history, culture and environment. Located on the Østerbro district, Shadow City invites passing pedestrians … Continue reading

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Rove Around

For decades I’ve documented my travels with an endless supply of pocket-sized notebooks filled with scribbled notations on nearly every museum, attraction, restaurant, bookshop or pub that I visited. These days I’m always on the look-out for new apps that … Continue reading

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End of an Era

Whether you called it a Kombi, Samba, Transporter or simple a Bus, the Volkswagen Transporter Van has been an iconic vehicle for travelers and wanderers for more than sixty three years. Now it’s finally happened—Volkswagen is killing off the Bus … Continue reading

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Ambient Paris

It has been my eminent good fortune that my travels have taken me to Paris three times during the past two years. Like most visitors to Paris, I am smitten by the architecture, museums and great tourist sites, and of … Continue reading

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Sounds of the City (2)

There are scads of travel apps out there that help us navigate unfamiliar territory, find suitable accommodations, discover trendy eating and drinking spots, or plan a tourist agenda. But the new Stockholm Sounds app (free on iTunes) allows the user … Continue reading

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Free Museums

Thanks to the generous folks at the wonderful Smithsonian Magazine hundreds of the best museums across the United States will offer free admission this Saturday (9/28). The 9th Annual Museum Day Live ! event covers more than 1,400 museums and … Continue reading

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Flyers Choose Lisbon

Airport advertising is usually predictable and boring. But Aeroportos de Portugal, the nation’s airport authority, has been coming up with beautiful graphics for the past five years. This year’s campaign features a series birds that illustrate each of the direct flight … Continue reading

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There’s An App For That

If you’ve ever had a problem exchanging currency or just getting cash while visiting a foreign country, you will probably empathize with the hapless traveler in the video below. Created by the French financial services company Société Générale to promote … Continue reading

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Have a piece of Brooklyn

As all of my family were Brooklyn born and raised, I always carry a piece of Brooklyn with me where ever I roam. Now all of you hipsters around the world can have your piece of Brooklyn too. The Piece … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week is the American book community’s annual celebration of our freedom to read. Around the nation librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, students and readers focus attention on the ongoing threats of censorship. This year, Banned Books Week events will … Continue reading

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